True Story of a Successful Relocation
Many companies have given up starting US-based divisions because of the problem relocating the foreign families to the US successfully. One of our agents, Sabine Brettschneider, tells of how her family did it. And her experience can be a huge benefit to others coming here from any country.
Many companies bring an employee to the US through the use of a relocation company. Those companies primarily negotiate the cost reimbursements and help with the home purchase. They are not set up to assist the family in all of the other ways that they need. In Sabine’s case, her husband was sent here from Germany to start a US division in the fall of one year but Sabine and her 3 children did not join him for 9 months. That alone was stressful and could possibly have been avoided with the right help. Once here, she had to deal with language hurdles, immigration issues, school choices, lack of socialization opportunities, differences in child rearing techniques, unfamiliar food ingredients, health care labyrinths, a confusing banking system and many other bumps in the road. Eventually, the family selected a school district, rented for a year, and then, using an exclusive buyer agent, found a great house to buy with an “American” mortgage. The husband started his new division, increased payroll, moved to a new office and became the “poster child” at the German Chamber of Commerce for a successful foreign start-up in the US. And Sabine trained as an exclusive buyers agent, specializing in relocating families.
Sabine recalls some of the things she learned in order to be happy in this US:
• Finding the right school for the kids
• Locating a source of new friends
• Learning how to become involved in your neighborhood
• Adapting to the unknown as an adventure, even while missing the things you had back home
• Getting information on foods that can substitute for what you are used to preparing for your family
Exclusive buyer’s agents are the perfect choice for relocating families. And Sabine is a perfect choice because she has been through it all. She can advise relocating families on the all of the important things that make the process go smoothly and with success.
To have the best experience when buying a home, use the services of an experienced, trustworthy exclusive buyer’s agent like Sabine Brettschneider. The company she works for, Sage Realty, is one of the ONLY exclusive agencies in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Contact Sage today.